• Peace Crane Ornaments

    $10.00

    These colorful peace cranes are a fair trade product handmade in Kenya. They are hand carved out of stone, sanded until smooth, then dyed. Sold individually. These do not come strung.

    The following is the inspiration behind our peace cranes:

    Sadako Sasaki was a Japanese girl living in Hiroshima when the atomic bomb was dropped on Japan (August 6, 1945). In 1955, at age 11, Sadako was diagnosed with leukemia, a type of cancer caused by the atomic bomb.

    While in the hospital, Sadako started to fold paper cranes. There is a belief that if you fold 1,000 paper cranes, your wish will come true. Sadako spent 14 months in the hospital, folding paper cranes with whatever paper she could find. Paper was scarce so she used the paper from medicine bottles, candy wrappers, and left over gift-wrap. Her wish was that she would get well again and that the victims of the world would attain peace and healing.

    Sadako died on October 25, 1955. She was 12 years old and had folded over 1,300 paper cranes. Her friends and classmates raised money to build a memorial in honor of Sadako and other atomic bomb victims. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial was completed in 1958. It has a statue of Sadako holding a golden crane. At the base is a plaque that says:

    This is our cry.
    This is our prayer.
    Peace in the world.

  • Dolphins

    $10.00

    These colorful dolphins are a fair trade product handmade in Kenya. They are hand carved out of stone, sanded until smooth, and dyed. Then an artisan uses a knife to etch the patterns into dolphin.

    Sold individually.

  • Cat and Mouse, Natural

    $18.00

    The cat and mouse set is a fair trade product handmade in Kenya. It is hand carved out of stone, sanded until smooth, and polished. Then an artisan draws black dots onto each piece. Since this set shows the natural colors of the stone, some color variations should be expected. One can often see shades of cream, gray, pink, and brown.

    The cat is approximately 6 inches tall. The mouse is approximately 2 inches tall.

  • Cat and Mouse, Black

    $18.00

    The cat and mouse set is a fair trade product handmade in Kenya. It is hand carved out of stone, sanded until smooth, and dyed black. Then an artisan uses a knife to etch the dots into each piece.

    The cat is approximately 6 inches tall. The mouse is approximately 2 inches tall.

  • Standing Angels

    $28.00

    These colorful angels are a fair trade product handmade in Kenya. They are hand carved out of stone, sanded until smooth, and dyed. Then an artisan uses a knife to etch the patterns into each angel.

    Sold in sets of 3 of the same color.

  • Standing Angels, Natural

    $28.00

    These natural angels are a fair trade product handmade in Kenya. They are hand carved out of stone, sanded until smooth, and then polished. Since these pieces show the natural colors of the stone, some color variations should be expected. One can often see shades of cream, gray, pink, and brown in the design.

    Sold individually.

  • Round Rimmed Dishes

    $10.00

    These colorful round dishes are a fair trade product handmade in Kenya. They are hand carved out of stone, sanded, dyed, and then etched, all using simple hand tools. These unique catchalls can be used to hold change, jewelry, keys, or office supplies. For decorative use only; getting them wet could damage the dye.

    Approximately 3 inches wide. Sold individually.

  • Spring Dishes

    $10.00

    These colorful round dishes are a fair trade product handmade in Kenya. They are hand carved out of stone, sanded until smooth, and dyed. Then an artisan uses a knife to etch a flower design into each dish. These unique catchalls can be used to hold change, jewelry, keys, or office supplies. For decorative use only; getting them wet could damage the dye.

    Approximately 3 inches wide. Sold individually.

  • Round Animal Dishes

    $10.00

    These colorful round dishes are a fair trade product handmade in Kenya. They are hand carved out of stone, sanded until smooth, and dyed. Then an artisan uses a knife to etch the animals into each dish. These unique catchalls can be used to hold change, jewelry, keys, or office supplies. For decorative use only; getting them wet could damage the dye.

    Approximately 3 inches wide. Sold individually.

  • Square Bird Dishes

    $15.00

    These colorful square dishes are a fair trade product handmade in Kenya. They are hand carved out of stone, sanded until smooth, and dyed. Then an artisan uses a knife to etch the patterns into each dish. These unique catchalls can be used to hold change, jewelry, keys, or office supplies. For decorative use only; getting them wet could damage the dye.

    Approximately 4 inches wide. Sold individually.

  • Cat Head Bowls

    $15.00

    These charming cat bowls are a fair trade product handmade in Kenya. They are hand carved out of stone and then sanded until smooth. Since the natural bowl shows the natural colors of the stone, some color variations should be expected. One can often see shades of cream, gray, pink, and brown in the bowl. The other two are dyed bold colors. These unique catchalls can be used to hold change, jewelry, keys, or office supplies. For decorative use only; getting them wet could damage the dye.

    Sold individually.

  • Cat Dish

    $12.00

    These colorful cat dishes are a fair trade product handmade in Kenya. They are hand carved out of stone, sanded until smooth, and dyed. Then an artisan uses a knife to etch the patterns into each dish. These unique catchalls can be used to hold air plants, change, jewelry, keys, office supplies, or stone hearts. For decorative use only; getting them wet could damage the dye.

    Sold individually.

  • Natural Rectangle Dish

    $18.00

    This natural rectangular dish is a fair trade product handmade in Kenya. It is hand carved out of stone, sanded until smooth, and then polished. Since this dish shows the natural colors of the stone, some color variations should be expected. One can often see shades of cream, gray, pink, and brown in the dish. This unique catchall can be used to hold air plants, change, jewelry, keys, office supplies, or succulent planters.

    Sold individually. Dish is approximately 7 x 3.5 x 0.5 inches.

  • Natural Tiny Triangle Dish

    $10.00

    This natural tiny triangle dish is a fair trade product handmade in Kenya. It is hand carved out of stone and then sanded until smooth. Since the natural dish shows the natural colors of the stone, some color variations should be expected. One can often see shades of cream, gray, pink, and brown. This unique catchall can be used to hold an air plant, change, a pair of earrings, or rings.

    Sold individually. Dish is approximately 3 inches wide.

  • Square Flower Dishes

    $15.00

    These colorful square dishes are a fair trade product handmade in Kenya. They are hand carved out of stone, sanded until smooth, and dyed. Then an artisan uses a knife to etch the flower design into each dish. These unique catchalls can be used to hold change, jewelry, keys, or office supplies. For decorative use only; getting them wet could damage the dye.

    Approximately 3 inches wide. Sold individually.

  • Pattern Heart Dishes

    $15.00

    These heart dishes are a fair trade product handmade in Kenya. They are hand carved out of stone, sanded until smooth, and dyed. Then an artisan uses a knife to etch designs into each dish. These unique catchalls can be used to hold change, jewelry, keys, or office supplies. For decorative use only; getting them wet could damage the dye.

    Sold individually.

  • Heart Dish, Plain Red

    $15.00

    This red heart dish is a fair trade product handmade in Kenya. It is hand carved out of stone, sanded, and dyed, all using simple hand tools. This unique catchall can be used to hold change, jewelry, keys, or office supplies. For decorative use only; getting them wet could damage the dye.

    Sold individually.

  • Heart Dish, Natural

    $15.00

    This natural heart dish is a fair trade product handmade in Kenya. It is hand carved out of stone, sanded until smooth, and then polished. Since this dish shows the natural colors of the stone, some color variations should be expected. One can often see shades of cream, gray, pink, and brown in the dish. This unique catchall can be used to hold change, jewelry, keys, or office supplies.

    Sold individually.

  • Hand Dish

    $18.00

    This charming dish is a fair trade product handmade in Kenya. It was hand carved out of stone, sanded until smooth, and then polished. Since this dish shows the natural colors of the stone, some color variations should be expected. One can often see shades of cream, gray, pink, and brown in the dish. This unique catchall can be used to hold air plants, change, jewelry, keys, or office supplies.

  • Wedding Knot, Natural Stone

    $15.00$28.00

    The wedding knot is a fair trade product handmade in Kenya. It is hand carved out of one piece of soapstone, sanded until smooth, and then polished. Since this product shows the natural colors of the stone, some color variations should be expected. One can often see shades of cream, gray, pink, and brown in the design.

    The two loops of the wedding knot stand for a couple that has become joined through marriage, but remain two individual people. The sculpture is given to a couple on their wedding day with a blessing:

    “May the union last as long as the stone from which the sculpture is carved.”

  • Wedding Knots, Black

    $15.00$28.00

    The wedding knot is a fair trade product handmade in Kenya. It is hand carved out of one piece of soapstone, sanded until smooth, polished, and then dyed black.

    The two loops of the wedding knot stand for a couple that has become joined through marriage, but remain two individual people. The sculpture is given to a couple on their wedding day with a blessing:

    “May the union last as long as the stone from which the sculpture is carved.”

  • Cat Couple

    $12.00

    These cat couples are a fair trade product handmade in Kenya. They are hand carved out of stone, sanded until smooth, dyed, and polished. Then an artisan uses a knife to etch the patterns into the red and purple cat couples. The black cat couple is smooth.

    Sold individually.

  • Heart Couples

    $15.00

    These heart couples are a fair trade product handmade in Kenya. They are hand carved out of stone, sanded until smooth, and then polished. Since the natural heart couple shows the natural colors of the stone, some color variations should be expected. One can often see shades of cream, gray, pink, and brown in the design. The other two designs were dyed bold colors.

    Sold individually.

  • Natural Candleholder Vases

    $18.00$25.00

    These natural candleholder vases are a fair trade product handmade in Kenya. They are hand carved out of stone and then sanded until smooth. These feature an inner ledge to hold standard taper candles (the opening is approximately ⅞ inches wide). If the taper candle fit is too snug, try trimming up to 1 inch off the bottom of the candle for a better fit. These are also designed to hold dried flowers or botanicals as the center hole drops down within 1 inch of the base. For decorative use only with dried flowers or botanicals; not intended to hold water.

    Since these vases show the natural colors of the stone, some color variations should be expected. One can often see shades of cream, gray, pink, and brown in the vases.

    Sold individually. All vases are approximately 2 inches wide. The large vase stands 6.5 inches tall. The small vase stands 5 inches tall.